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Bears, Trains, & Icebergs Tour

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    Bears, Trains, & Icebergs Itinerary:
    9:45 AM – Glacier Discovery TRAIN Departs Anchorage
    11:00 AM Train Departs Girdwood for Girdwood Passengers
    11:30 AM Disembark Glacier Discovery Train at Portage 1st Stop for BEARS & A Visit to the AK Wildlife Conservation Center.
    11:30 – 1:00 PM  Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Visit (AWCC)-  Alaska’s Premier Wildlife Sanctuary for injured and orphaned big game Alaska animals.  Guaranteed Wildlife viewing and a guided interpretive tour of the center.
    1:00 PM   Catered Sack Lunch Provided, Return to Portage Station & Original Train Seats.
    1:25 PM  Train Departs Portage 2nd Stop for Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop
    1:45 PM   Train Arrives Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop
    2- 4:45 PM Spencer Iceberg & Placer River Float – 2 Hours on the Water.  View picturesque icebergs at Spencer Glacier Lake on the Hallmark River Float that put Spencer Glacier on the Map and got the AK Railroad to bring the Glacier Discovery Train to Spencer Glacier.
    5-5:15 PM Return Via Train to Portage Station
    5:30 PM    Anchorage & Girdwood Guests Board Motorcoach Bus for Quicker Transportation back to original boarding location of Anchorage or Girdwood.
    5:45 PM  Motorcoach Arrives Girdwood
    6:45 PM  Motorcoach Arrives Anchorage
    ADDITIONAL DETAILS:
    • Perfect Float for ALL AGES.  We have had guests as young as 1 and wise guests into their 90’s on this trip.
    • Lunch is provided.  Please let us know of any dietary requests ahead of time.
    • We provide rubber boots, rain poncho (If it is a rainy day), & Personal Flotation Device (life vest).
    • Bring warm clothes & layers, extra socks, a hat & gloves.  These are more important in August & September, but nice to have in June & July with AK’s unpredictable weather.
    • Most guests bring their cameras, we can’t guarantee that they won’t get wet, but you should get great photos.
    • Placer River Float is a Class I to II (With High Water), mellow braided river, no big rapids.  Most guests will not get splashed with water.  If you are concerned about getting splashed request a spot in the raft that is NOT “splashy” when speaking to your guide.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Justin made this trip. He was very knowledgeable on all areas of the wilderness and with a sense of humor. It is a trip of a lifetime highly recommend it to all. The river ride was incredible with lots of wildlife-Eagles & fish & other...More

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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Did an all day trip - starting with a helicopter ride to the glacier and ending with a relaxing raft ride. Erin our guide was fabulous. The hike down via 58 switchbacks was arduous but filled with awesome views of the glacier and the lake...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Doug F
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Did you ever think that you could float up to a glacier on a Zodiak boat amongst calved ice and then run the glacial river in a place accessible only by train. Well you can!! Stunning, breathtaking, informative trip of a lifetime with Kyle who...More

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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Fantastic day at Spencer Glacier. Guides were awesome with adults teenagers and kids. Salmon Bake afterwards. Great food. One of best excursions family has done in Alaska. Highly recommend adventure with this group if in the anchorage, Seward highway area!

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